filling out college applications

im filling out applications for colleges, short essays are recomended. what are the colleges looking to read. is it ok to joke?? do I have to be all serious? how do I make myself not sound too desperet to go to their school?

Answer #1

Talk about an experience in your life that makes you exceptional and shows why they should pick you. Think of your accomplishments or just a life changing experience. Yes, it’s ok to joke, just do it in good taste!

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